Wearable technologies

Wearable technologies survey – win an iPad Mini

You are invited to participate in a study of the current and potential applications of wearable technologies such as Google Glasses in Higher Education. If you choose to participate you will be asked to complete a confidential online survey that explores your knowledge and beliefs surrounding the educational applications of wearable technologies. The questionnaire contains a combination of short answer and Likert-scale questions, including background information about yourself and your teaching career/experience, your perceptions of wearable technologies, your ideas about use cases and potential avenues of future research.

The survey should take approximately 10 to 15 minutes to complete. You are in no way obliged to take part in this survey, but if you do you can go into a draw to win an iPad mini.

If you are interested or would like more information please follow the link below.

https://mqedu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_cwsQOzPjSo4zAep

Many thanks to those who participate and if you have any colleagues who would be interested in this study then please forward this email on to them.

Best wishes,

Matt

Dr Matt Bower

School of Education

Rm C5A927 Macquarie University

NSW 2109 Australia

T: +61 2 98508626

W: http://www.educ.mq.edu.au/our_staff/dr_matt_bower/

4 Comments on Wearable technologies

  1. Plamen Miltenoff
    September 30, 2014 at 12:02 pm (3 years ago)

    Per survey above, questions, which SCSU must consider when discussing wearable technologies:

    Demonstrations from the first-person perspective from locations that are difficult for students to access.

    Providing remote students with wearable technologies

    Simulated experiments or situations that would otherwise be potentially hazardous for students.

    Students being able to text questions during classes, which then appear in teachers’ field of vision.

    Being able to control lecture slides during a lecture via voice command or other unobtrusive means.

    Having students wear Google Glasses or similar during practicum placement so that they can be advised discreetly in real-time.

    Quickly accessing references, stored data and information from the Internet during classes.

    Providing remote students with wearable technologies so that they can participate and be more involved in live classroom situations.

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  2. Plamen Miltenoff
    October 19, 2014 at 4:54 pm (3 years ago)

    Why Wearables Are the New Gateways to Human Knowledge
    http://campustechnology.com/articles/2014/10/16/why-wearables-are-the-new-gateways-to-human-knowledge.aspx
    we naturally gravitate toward technology that becomes more personal and fosters communication. Wearable devices give us new insights on how our minds and bodies function that are impossible to see with our current senses.
    Colleges are starting to open experiments with wearable technologies such as Google Glass, the Narrative Clip and Oculus Rift.

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